Typically the DC crowd is pretty close-lipped, but slap a green cast on you and you’ve got a door holding, conversation starting, discount delivering, community around to support you.
2) Most people wouldn’t be doing this.
I pretty much hear this comment in words, looks or some other body language 3+ times per day. See thing #5 for why I think this is.
3) Northwest DC is pretty accessible.
Scooting around for a few blocks really isn’t that bad. It’s slow. But you get used to it.
4) The bus is best.
I can’t imagine taking anything else in this occasion. It’s down the road from the tiny house, and it drops me off a few blocks from where I need to be in DC. It’s practically a charter bus.
5) A clear purpose makes all the difference.
I get to help make people healthier in drastic ways. The fact that pays the bills and allows me the freedom to be home with my wife and toddler more than most people is PLENTY purpose enough to figure things out and put on a happy face.
Injuries never happen at a good time. They require sooooo much energy to heal from and still accomplish normal every-day tasks. And let’s just say that it’s much harder to take advantage of opportunities if everything requires more energy.
At the end of the day though you really just have two choices. You can stew over opportunities lost, or leverage your current opportunities. One is an exercise in futility, the other is an exercise in strength. My advice remains the same:
STAY STRONG & KEEP TRAINING FOR LIFE.